Kentucky Psychological Association's Mission Statement:

 " Promoting Psychology as a science and a profession toward improving people’s lives."

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Are you a KPA Member? 
Here is why you should be!

As a member of KPA you make an investment in the future of your profession - here are a few of the member benefits:

KY Board of Examiners of Psychology Liaison...KPA advocates for licensing issues and obtains the latest news affecting psychologists.

Save Money... Early Bird registration and member discounts at all KPA sponsored Continuing Education Events, including significant savings on Convention registration.

Professional Networking and Referrals... Join the Psychological Services Locator to make your practice easier to find; referral resources at your fingertips.

Get Help with Questions... Need to know how to reach the Board of Examiners? Can’t find the rule on how long to hang on to those files? Membership in KPA means you have somebody ready to help you - and it’s just a phone call or e-mail away.

Bypass Sticky Situations... Free access to our Ethics Committee provides you with the tools you need to handle those difficult professional situations, so you can head off a mistake that could possibly threaten your career.

Practice Consultations and Practice Updates… Members have access to free consultations with KPA’s Director of Professional Affairs on a broad range of practice issues.

Define the Profession... Have a strong voice in how our profession is defined in Kentucky through KPA’s advocacy initiatives.

Develop Your Leadership… Through participation on the KPA Board or committees, community outreach, public education, and more.

Have a Sense of Community... Psychologists can sometimes feel isolated. KPA helps you connect through listservs, CE events, academic programs, and more.


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Sarah Shelton, Psy.D., MPH, MSCP, was interviewed on Youth and Terroristic Threatening in Schools. Click here to see the interview.

Shambra Mulder, Ph.D., was appointed to the Transportation Cabinet transition team by Governor-Elect, Andy Beshear. Click here to read more.

Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D., was appointed to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services transition team by Governor-Elect, Andy Beshear. Click here to read more.

Tammy Hatfield, Psy.D., while traveling in the Northern African country of Mauritania this summer, I happened upon a serendipitous find.  Driving through the capital city of Nouakchott, I passed a building with a large green sign that read “Centre SAADA counseling” and listed the name of a psychologist, Dr. Wiam Mohamed Elmamy. Click here to read more about this meeting and to see the counseling center.

David Susman, Ph.D., was highlighted in the recent issue of the American Psychological Association's Monitor. Click here to read.

Sarah Shelton, Psy.D., MPH, MSCP, received the Presidential Leadership Award at the Annual APA Convention in Chicago, Illinois from Division 55 for her contributions in the field of psychopharmacology and prescriptive authority for psychologists.

Sheila A. Schuster, Ph.D., was named the inaugural winner of the Gil Friedell Health Policy Award. Click here to read more. Dr. Schuster was also named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Click here to read more.

Congratulations to Felicia Smith, Ph.D. newly elected Kentucky representative to the APA Council of Representatives.  Dr. Smith will succeed Dr. David Susman in the role, with her term beginning in 2020.  The Council Rep also has a seat on the KPA Board of Directors.  KPA is delighted to welcome Dr. Smith back to KPA's board in 2020!